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memories of the ’80s – Platoon

For the late 1980s, a war film based on a personal experience made it through the ranks to get the top prize: Platoon. Written and directed by Oliver Stone, this film was based on his personal experiences as an infantryman … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rocky

In 1976, a sports film about a guy who decides to boxer was the feel good hero story that led all the to the top of the box office: Rocky. Written and starring Sylvester Stallone, the film was directed by … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Streaking

This freewheeling decade took a page from the 1960s with partaking in nudity in public spaces, for its shock value. But instead of just at counterculture events or on college campuses, streaking was an ¬†event that went center stage during … Continue reading

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